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The Citroen DS3 has been updated with a new look and the addition of more efficient petrol and diesel engines.

The updated DS3 hatch and DS3 Cabriolet have adopted a “hypnotic gaze” with new headlights featuring three LEDs and xenon lamps, as well as LED daytime running lights and sequential turn indicators.

Said to be inspired by Citroen‘s Numero 9 and Wild Rubis concept cars, the headlights are expected to be offered as standard on more expensive D-Sport models, but as an option on the more affordable D-Style models.

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The updated DS3 range brings a number of changes under the bonnet. Two new 1.6-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engines have been added to the range, with either 75kW or 89kW of power, with claimed fuel consumption of just 3.0 litres per 100km for the former and 3.6L/100km for the latter.

The current 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine in the D-Style (with 88kW/160Nm) appears to have been dropped from the international line-up, with a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine with 61kW of power instead on offer. That engine is available with a five-speed clutchless automatic transmission, with claimed consumption of 4.1L/100km.

The other 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder remains unchanged with 115kW and 240Nm in the D-Sport, while the not-for-Australia DS3 Racing stays with outputs of 154kW/275Nm.

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Other updates include a new active city brake system that works up to 35km/h, and a reverse-view camera is now available for the DS3 for the first time.

Other revisions include new colours, new wheel designs and a laser-etched dashboard finish.

The revised DS3 range is expected to arrive on sale by the end of 2014 in Australia. Stay tuned for more details and specifications as they come to hand.

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